The Porcelain Throne: Nevermore

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Welcome back to another edition of The Porcelain Throne, our user-run series in which we explore the discographies of our favorite bands. Want to write about your favorite band? Click here to download The Official Porcelain Throne Guidelines, and send your submissions to tohthrone@gmail.com. Today, MoshOff is plumbing the depths with Nevermore.

Formed in 1992 out of the ashes of Seattle US Power Metal entrepreneurs Sanctuary, Nevermore differentiated themselves from the pack by combining melodic and dramatic vocals with heavy, dissonant and groove-ridden instrumentation to create a unique style that is hard to categorize.

During their almost 20-year tenure as a band, Nevermore’s core lineup was comprised of (as pictured above) guitarist Jeff Loomis, drummer Van Williams, vocalist Warrel Dane and bassit Jim Sheppard. Throughout the years a slew of different second guitarists were brought in as permanent or live members, including Chris Broderick (ex-Megadeth), Curran Murphy (Shatter Messiah) and Attila Vörös.

Before describing each of their releases, I think it’s good to differentiate between Nevermore’s two distinct periods as a band. Their first three albums are in a progressive power/thrash style, while their later four are more in the groove/”melodeath with clean vocals” vein. Up until and including Dreaming Neon Black, the band worked with producer Neil Kernon, and then switched to working with Andy Sneap for the rest of their career (with the exception of The Obsidian Conspiracy), resulting in more “polished” sounding albums starting with Dead Heart in a Dead World.

With all this in mind…


Nevermore (1995)

Nevermore - Nevermore

Compiled from two different demo sessions with Neil Kernon, Nevermore’s self-titled debut saw the band harnessing a sound more in line with the power metal stylings of then-defunct Sanctuary than the one they would come to adopt on later releases. That’s not to say that they sound exactly alike, though the band’s initial four piece lineup was 50% made up of 40% of Sanctuary’s core members, none of which was guitarist and main writer Lenny Rutledge. This role was filled by Jeff Loomis (who was barely into his 20’s at this point), with his signature riffing and soloing style still in development. On top of that, Jim Sheppard delivers precise, pounding (and audible) bass lines, Warrel Dane provides soaring vocals that demonstrate his wide range of abilities, and Mark Arrington (original NM drummer who played during the first demo session) and Van Williams both lay down the grooves that propel this album forward. Nevermore’s first offering might be a bit rough around the edges, but it’s a great introduction to all the different elements that the band managed to succesfully meld during their career.

Listen: Garden of Gray
Wiki: Nevermore


In Memory / The Politics of Ecstasy (1996)

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Born from the same recording sessions, In Memory and The Politics of Ecstasy are two sides of the same coin. Now operating as a five piece after the addition of co-lead guitarist Pat O’Brien, Nevermore start to find their sound with these releases. The former, an EP, showcases the band’s more slow and melancholic style (you might even call some of the songs ballads), featuring fan-favorite Matricide, while on the latter they take a much more technical approach, incorporating complex riffing and progressive time signatures. Warrel Dane almost completely eschews his trademark high-pitched vocals of the Sanctuary days in favor of a more mid-ranged style that would become synonymous with Nevermore, and the newly formed guitar tandem produces an overall more dissonant sound. A year after the release of Poltitics, however, O’Brien left to join Cannibal Corpse, and the band recruited former Forbidden guitarist Tim Calvert to continue work on their next release.

Listen: Matricide / The Politics of Ecstasy
Wiki: In Memory / The Politics of Ecstasy


Dreaming Neon Black (1999)

Nevermore - Dreaming Neon Black

In my opinion, concept albums are pretty hit or miss, but Nevermore really knock it out of the park on Dreaming Neon Black. According to Warrel Dane, the album tells a story “about a man who slowly goes insane after losing a woman that he was very close to”, which is apparently based around the fact that an old girlfriend of Dane’s joined a religious cult and was never heard from again. Listening to the title track and Warrel’s duet with Christine Rhoades, one can almost begin to feel overwhelmed by the almost impossibly passionate vocal delivery. The music itself is everything that was only slightly hinted at on The Politics of Ecstasy: it is extremely dark and atmospheric, and the dramatically emotional vocals fit incredibly well over the dissonant, jagged guitar riffs. Whereas last time around the band decided to release the “slower” and “heavier” songs separately, this time the more melancholic ones (“Dreaming Neon Black”, “All Play Dead”) are intertwined with the more aggressive ones (“Beyond Within”, “Poison Godmachine”, “No More Will”) to give the album a really good flow that makes the hour long listen seem utterly insignificant.

Listen: Poison Godmachine
Wiki: Dreaming Neon Black


Dead Heart in a Dead World (2000)

Nevermore - Dead Heart in a Dead World

Released just under two years after its predecessor, Dead Heart in a Dead World marks a somewhat drastic change in Nevermore’s sound. This is mainly due to two things: the band decided to change gears and work with Andy Sneap at the same time that Jeff Loomis switched from 6 to 7-stringed guitars. Interestingly enough, being tuned lower didn’t make the music heavier; most of the songs on this album are more straightforward in structure and much less “dark” in tone, especially the borderline power ballads The Heart CollectorInsignificant and Believe in Nothing. Warrel Dane’s vocals are still on the sorrowful side and his lyrics still deal with his favorite upbeat topics (drugs, politics, religion and heartbreak), but the music and arrangements make for a record that is more hopeful than hopeless. Not that that’s a bad thing at all, it’s just decidedly different.

Listen: Dead Heart in a Dead World
Wiki: Dead Heart in a Dead World


Enemies of Reality (2003)

Nevermore - Enemies of Reality

Still without a permanent second seven-string-slinger and not entirely pleased with the sound of their previous effort, Nevermore enter the studio with producer Kelly Gray to record Enemies of Reality. This time around the band turns up the heaviness a bit, coming up with generally shorter, more concise and aggressive songs. Not that there aren’t any ballad-type songs though; Tomorrow Turned into Yesterday and Who Decides fill that quota nicely. Nearly every song on this record has harmonized vocal leads, showcasing just how beautifully Warrel Dane’s voice mixes with itself. Unfortunately, the change in engineer was one for the worst, and the band didn’t think the original mix did the music justice. They decided to have Andy Sneap remix it for re-release in 2005, and since then the original version has become a sort of collector’s item for fans.

Listen: Seed Awakening
Wiki: Enemies of Reality


This Godless Endeavor (2005)

Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor

With the addition of guitarist Steve Smyth (of Testament and Dragonlord renown) to the official lineup, Nevermore produced what is probably the most musically ambitious album of their collective careers. From the thrash attack of opener Born to the final neckbreaking moments of the grandiose title track, This Godless Endeavor is packed full of just plain RIFFS, blazing guitar harmonies and solos (including a guest contribution from James Murphy on instrumental The Holocaust of Thought), instantly memorable choruses (Sentient 6Sell My Heart for Stones) and concise drumming, all wrapped up in one tight package that placed Nevermore atop the Metal Pantheon… or rather, should have. In the years following the release of the record, what should have been a well-deserved rise to fame was stunted by medical maladies: Steve Smyth needed a transplant after being diagnosed with a chronic kidney disease, and eventually left the band after more than a year of being unable to tour; Jim Sheppard underwent a procedure for Chron’s disease and also missed tour dates; and Warrel Dane suffered from type 2 diabetes and different infections, forcing the band to cancel several shows.

Listen: This Godless Endeavor
Wiki: This Godless Endeavor


The Obsidian Conspiracy (2010)

Nevermore - The Obsidian Conspiracy

This streak of bad luck, paired with the fact that both Jeff Loomis and Warrel Dane released solo albums in 2008, raised questions regarding the band’s future. So when the announcement came that there would be a new Nevermore record after several years of inactivity, the hype train was in motion for quite the letdown. The Obsidian Conspiracy feels like someone took a perfectly fine Nevermore album and chopped the songs down to make them more accessible (especially “lead single” Emptiness Unobstructed), and that’s apparently not far from what happened with Peter Witchers at the production helm. There are some great moments on the album (like the unconventional The Blue Marble and the New Soul), but overall it feels lacking coming after such a great string of releases. It is, sadly, a not-so-fitting end to an otherwise pretty spotless discography.

Listen: The Blue Marble and The New Soul
Wiki: The Obsidian Conspiracy


In April 2011, not even a year after the release of The Obsidian Conspiracy, Jeff Loomis and Van Williams quit Nevermore citing “personal and musical differences”, for a change. Unable to find suitable replacements, Warrel Dane has said that the band isn’t over, just on “hiatus” or whatever. Since then, Van Williams has been involved with Pure Sweet HellArmageddonAshes of Ares and Ghost Ship Octavius, Jeff Loomis has been busy with Conquering DystopiaArch Enemy and his solo band, and Jim and Warrel have been recoding and touring with a reunited Sanctuary.

It seems as though there is currently no bad blood here, and no one is ruling out a reunion in the future, so at this point only time will tell. I know I’m not alone when I say that many Nevermore fans like myself think that Dane, Loomis, Sheppard and Williams still have it in them to convene for enough time to make an album that gives a more deserved end to one of the most distinguished bands in metal.

I hope you find something enjoyable in their discography. Thanks for reading!

(Band photo VIA)

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  • DDubya.

    This Godless Endeavor is easily in my top ten albums of all time. So good.

    • MoshOff

      Depending on the day, my favorite NM album is either This Godless Endeavor or Dreaming Neon Black. They’re both amazing for different reasons.

      • DDubya.

        Dreaming Neon Black is one of my faves too. It was the first of theirs I heard.

  • ChuggaChuggaDeedleyDoo

    Loomis > your favorite guitarist

    • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

      But is he better than Hendrix OR Jeff Beck?

      • ChuggaChuggaDeedleyDoo

        Haha. Not that kind of better

        • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

          Technically guitarists lIke Loomis are better. I lIke Hendrix more though.

    • Psh. He WISHES he was Lucas Mann.

    • tertius_decimus

      Em… music is not about competition but about expressing unexpressable. Leave this type of comments for Metalsucks, please. Thank you.

      • ChuggaChuggaDeedleyDoo

        You’re right. I should have never been so presumptuous as to contradict your opinion on what the inherent values of music are, because your opinion is fact.

        • tertius_decimus

          No offence mentioned, man. Cheers!

  • Väinämöinen

    A friend of mine has recommended This Godless Endeavor to me, but I’ve never gotten around to listening to it. I need to do it this week. I’m hoping that it isn’t like Loomis’ horrible solo albums.

    • MoshOff

      It is most certainly 2000% better.

      • DDubya.

        3000% better.

      • Väinämöinen

        This makes me feel comfortable.

        • MoshOff

          And I really like Zero Order Phase (JL’s first solo album), so that’s saying something.

    • tertius_decimus

      I like his solo albums. 🙁

      Shoulda try dat Nevermore. Never heard ’em before.

      • Väinämöinen

        I have heard his second solo album and I really really disliked it.

        • tertius_decimus

          Then I wouldn’t recommend to try the first one because it’s pretty much the same stuff.

          • Väinämöinen

            Somehow I’m not surprised. I’ve never really gotten into solo guitarist music.

          • tertius_decimus

            Depends.

    • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

      Wait? You have a “friend”?

      • Väinämöinen

        As unlikely as it seems, it is true.

        • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

          Mind = blown.

          • Väinämöinen

            My friend >>>>>>>>>> you

          • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

            I don’t believe you.

          • Väinämöinen

            Already wins you by not living near Helsinki (more like Posersinki).

          • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

            I can hang out with Rasio at his bar. So flush the both of you. Also, I think Yrjänä might be a shareholder.

          • Väinämöinen

            Do I look like I care? Fun things are not for me.

          • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

            Did I say it was fun? We just discuss the mystical nature of trees and the psychedelic aspect of fires ontological being (the latter if Yrjänä shows up too, sometimes he even recites his poems)

          • Väinämöinen

            That sounds like fun to me.

          • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

            You’ve obviously never tried to have an intelligent conversation with Rasio…

          • Väinämöinen

            No I haven’t. Enlighten me.

          • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

            Let’s just say he’s ni Yrjänä

          • Guacamole Jim

            What a twat.

          • neither do i

  • DDubya.

    I absolutely love Nevermore. While reading this piece (which is great, btw!) I kept thinking of all the amazing songs on each album. I was disappointed in The Obsidian Conspiracy, but thankfully Sanctuary’s “The year the Sun Died” feels like the fitting outro Nevermore deserved.

    • MoshOff

      I listened to Obsidian Conspiracy for the first time in forever to write about it and my first thought was “The Year the Sun Died is sooooooooooo much better”.

    • yea that new Sanctuary album is sweet

    • thanks Dubs, i too didn’t care for TOC and never thot to check out Sancthuary… doing so now!

      • This, combined with the fact that the Sanctuary album was on at least two ToH AotY lists, proves that nobody gives a poop what other people are listening to. 😀

        • i only read everyone’s “30 Years Ago” lists!

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            I didn’t make one of those because it would be better to make a 40 years ago list in my case.

  • Tyree

    There are a couple songs I remember liking by this band, but I could never get into this band fully. Flush me I guess… Whatever. Great in depth write-up though! Well done.

    • I remember listening This Godless Endeavor and the vocals didn’t clicked me, so I stayed out of Nevermore.

      • MoshOff

        Warrel Dane has a very polarizing voice, his style is definitely unique.

      • when i was a young metal fan, late teens early 20s i fucking hated his voice. when I grew up I started to find it tolerable. still don’t love it, but now I can get past it and enjoy their songs now

        • DDubya.

          I legitimately love his voice. Man, I am just fangirling all over this thread.

          • same with Tomas Englund. His voice used to make me cringe, then I grew up and I jam Evergrey now

          • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

            Crown the King of Eeerrroorrrssss

          • love that song. new album is so good!

          • d00d i love it too! so crazy. Link mentioned a connection to opera… which i totes can listen to

          • DDubya.

            He was actually trained as an opera singer 🙂

          • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

            That’s rarely a good thing with metal vocalists. As far as I can see. But I like W.

          • DDubya.

            As do I.

          • Kim Jong Un’s Axis Of Anal

            As someone who’s had training as well, that makes me respect him that much more. That and he’s a chef, and used to own his own restaurant. Even more respect, having worked the same field! 😀

          • Kim Jong Un’s Axis Of Anal

            I love it too. Emotional as hell for someone with that kind of range, sorta reminds me of Midnight (Crimson Glory) at times.

      • Same here.

        • I think it’s a love-it-or-hate-it voice. It’s too much for me, he does this weird vibrato thing that annoyed me in the first listens, and every passage and line was doing that characterization with the vibrato when I wanted that the notes were more clean jajajaja.

          It must be because I don’t like opera.

    • MoshOff

      Tyree, I think Dreaming Neon Black might be right up your alley musically, if not vocally.

      • I’m digging more the song you posted from this album. It’s more straightforward and less dramatic.

        Still not my cup of tea. But I give you my respects for your article #Kudos #VenezuelanHugs

    • CyberneticOrganism
      • Tyree

        S: Sloppy C: Crap A: At B: Best

        • CyberneticOrganism

          DEUS EX

          Dumb Effort Unfortunately Spent Expressing XXX

  • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

    Great article. I really enjoy Dreaming Neon Black and Jeff is an amazing guitarist.

    • MoshOff

      The sweeps at the end of This Godless Endeavor are endurance in sonic form.

  • Howard Dean

    If Jeff Loomis were a promiscuous, prolific seed-bearer, he would sire a pure bred, threaded stock of unadulterated face melt. And I’m 91% positive the world would be a better place because of it.

  • I, Voyager is my fav track of theirs. I definitely prefer the original mix of Enemies. Fuck that sterile Andy Sneap bullshit, all his production jobs sound the same. Arch Enemy sounded like Trivium sounded like Nevermore sounded like Killswitch ect

    • DDubya.

      I think Enemies is a bit underrated. Who Decides is a killer track.

    • MoshOff

      I’m not a huge fan of Sneap’s production, but I do like his version of Enemies better. I did read somewhere that when they were doing Dead Heart, the band wanted it to sound like Carcass’ Heartwork and that’s why they chose to work with Kelly Gray when they didn’t get the sound they wanted with Sneap.

    • Andy Sneap production in process:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0vtdE_bRg8

      • JWG

        This is strangely calming and mesmerizing.

        I had to put the mute on, though.

    • It’s hard for me to pick just one, but Seven Heads Of God, Acid Words, and Behind Four Walls are definitely up there.

  • Väinämöinen

    Oh fuck, I’m loving Sentient 6!

    • MoshOff

      I long to beeee, moooore than aaaaaa machiiiiiineeeeeeee!!!!!!!!

    • DDubya.

      It’s a sequel to The Learning. Listen to them back to back.

      • MoshOff

        Is it? I’m really surprised I didn’t already know that haha.

        • DDubya.

          They played them in sequence on the Year of the Voyager. Both are about computers gaining sentience.

          • MoshOff

            Righ right, I just never made the connection. OK random trivia time: did you know that A Future Uncertain was actually sort-of concieved in 1992? At least the lyrics were.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HXAGJ1Vf0A

          • DDubya.

            I did know this. I like the demo too!

      • Väinämöinen

        I need to check that out as well. This Godless Endeavor is now on my list of albums I need to buy.

        • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

          Et tu, brute?

          • Väinämöinen

            You should never trust an old perverted man with a kantele.

          • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

            I’ll know better now.

  • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

    I would say Warrel Dane calling Jeff a egomaniacal shithead bad blood…

    That said I haven’t listened to Nevermore much and haven’t liked them much. I will try these songs though and see what happens.

    • MoshOff

      Yeah, but that was right when it happened. There’s footage of Dane wearing a Jeff Loomis shirt at a Sanctuary show at Bloodstock a couple years ago.

      • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

        When did Jeff release his second solo? ’11?

        • MoshOff

          First one in ’08, second one in ’12, same year as the Bloodstock performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qx2wixgbKfY

          • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

            Ok, I was just thinking this was after the second solo. Could be cool now though.

  • YourLogicIsFlushed

    I probably would have loved this band if I found them around the same time I was really into Pain of Salvation, but that time has passed. Good write up, even though it was unsanctioned by the Throne Master ;).

    • wait wha??

      • YourLogicIsFlushed

        I did not edit this, nor did I have any idea it was happening lol. It’s all good.

        • MOSHOFF!!!!!!!

          • MoshOff

            Yo no hablo inglés, güero loco jejeje.

            In all seriousness, I was under the impression I just had to submit it and you would sort the rest out, my bad guys.

          • YourLogicIsFlushed

            I don’t pay much attention to the queue unfortunately. It’s all good, at least you mentioned the email address in the intro!

          • MoshOff

            That was Based Joe haha.

          • YourLogicIsFlushed

            Haha well I take it back then! I have a few more in the works with some of the other fine people here at the moment so I aint even mad.

          • MoshOff

            It won’t happen again, and I will watch The Wicker Man for 10 hours straight in repentance.

          • YourLogicIsFlushed

            Hey now, I don’t want any suicides in here, take it easy on yourself. One viewing should suffice.

          • BEWARE THE BEES!

          • Väinämöinen

          • Väinämöinen

            I beat you to it, you poser sonofabitch!

          • Lolbuttz, your image didn’t even show up! Wah wah waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

          • Väinämöinen

            I see it.

          • It’s just coming up as a html code over here.

          • Väinämöinen

            Welp, I’ve dun goofed

          • It’s all good. Take a whiff of me. Smells like………VICTORY!!!!

          • Väinämöinen

            Smells more like a smelly smell.

          • Probably like Newports and beef stew.

          • Kim Jong Un’s Axis Of Anal

            Take it easy, man, that’s more horror than anyone should ever have to endure! I’ll take you out to Bdubs and then we’ll go home and watch Master Of Disguise for 10 hours straight!

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezAJeaCySV4

    • get him back by posting a “Washington Think Tank” 😉

      • DDubya.

        Hey, waitaminute!

    • JWG

      How I could tell this wasn’t officially sanctioned: “My only request when choosing a band is that you don’t do a band that everyone already knows about.” I thought pretty much everybody and their mother knows about Nevermore, and at least have heard of them even if they haven’t heard them.

      …Although I guess the purpose of the article series is also kind of of accomplished if you can get readers from “I know that band: to “I’ve heard that band”.

      Full disclosure: I’m one of those readers.

      • YourLogicIsFlushed

        I would have let Nevermore fly I think. Even though everyone knows them, I don’t think many have a good understanding of their discography, so you are correct.

  • They’s got some riffs, but those vocals put me off way too much 🙁

  • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

    Nope. Still not into this band. It’s not W, it’s Jeff. I just can’t get to his riffs

    • DDubya.

      I’m not a huge fan of Loomis’ solo material.

      • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

        I gave both albums one listen, I think, and threw them away.

      • It’s pretty good, even though it sounds note for note like Steve Vai much of the time.

    • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

      I like “The Year The Sun Died” so I’m pretty sjre it’s Jeff. *sigh* there goe AE’s last chance at another good album.

  • Dagon

    I know close to nothing about Nevermore. I shall correct this now.

    I’m listening to “Garden of Gray” right now and the drums and bass definitely sound like a 90s record, groovy like some Faith No More stuff. I am crazy?

    • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

      An album released in ’95 sounds like a nineties record? No way?
      (I don’t get it. Whatcha mean?)

      • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

        Oh I see, the groove & FNM thing-y yes yes.

      • Dagon

        I mean the production and overall drum/bass sound instantly reminded me of Faith No More and other 90s stuff for some reason. I then doubted this comparison.

        • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

          Ah I see.

  • Love love looooooooooooooooove this band, and the new Sanctuary is solid as fuck!

  • Guacamole Jim

    Warrel Dane’s voice to me is like Spencer Sotelo to @joethrashnkill:disqus. It feels like every note he sings is a cheese grater on my eardrums. Nevermore is a band that I know I should like, but I just can’t get past it. I tried on this article, I legitimately tried again.

    • Dagon

      I share the same feeling. I’m actually giving all of these a go. It’s the reason the newest Sanctuary never clicked with me.

  • Paris Hilton

    The Obsidian Conspiracy fucking rules! I saw Nevermore a few years ago with Warbringer cuz I won an MS contest and got VIP tickets. They killed it live too, they even had some hot chick on bass. It was cool.

    • MoshOff

      I think Jim had some serious brain thing he needed surgery for.

    • i fvcking love Warbringer

      • Lacertilian

        Thanks for the Black Fast tip.
        They are top-notch.

  • Everyone post their last.fm if you dont have one make one. lets all be friends!

    • Dagon

      Too many people will see how much of a poser I am

    • Väinämöinen

      I rarely use it, but it’s Kukkakaali666

      • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

        Ei Helvetti, Nyt Jumalauta.jpg

        • Väinämöinen

          What’s wrong, sugar tits?

          • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

            Nothing, I guess.

          • Väinämöinen

            Ya got something against satanic cauliflowers?

          • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

            I don’t like their sour taste.

          • Väinämöinen

            I saw Taylor Swift on your artists, we have to break up now!

          • But if you break up you are never, ever getting back together.

          • Kim Jong Un’s Axis Of Anal

            http://media.tumblr.com/c27e72559447915950511ea45644045b/tumblr_inline_nd0uiyx8TF1t2w699.gif

            And nobody wants to be that, so kiss and make up guys! We’ll take you to Bdubs after your bromance session for wings and cake!

          • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

            Joe was faster, but, yeah…

          • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

            Also, I don’t think TayTay’s even the worst it might reveal. And it has some bands I don’t even listen to. But even a try scrobbles. *sigh*

          • Väinämöinen

            At least it didn’t have *gasp* Popeda.

          • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

            I started it after itsenäsäpäivä. So it doesn’t have Ukkometso… yet.

    • http://www.last.fm/user/vonGrav there are some skeletons there for sure but like what you like ya know? i have it on my android for the car and for winamp on the PC

    • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

      NordlingKarhu

      • Väinämöinen

        “Your musical compatibility with NordlingKarhu is SUPER”
        God dammit

        • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

          I was a little blown away when it told me to Molenaar was my colgate soulmate.
          But you too?

          • Väinämöinen

            I don’t have nearly all of the artist I listen to on it, because I rarely use it.

          • Nordling Writes ov Karhu

            I got a similar problem, but that’s because my MP or physical media won’t scrobble. Also, it’s funny looking artists Ipractically never listen to being my most listened to in Last.Fm

    • you couldn’t handle the Periphery overload

      • Kim Jong Un’s Axis Of Anal

        I don’t have near to enough Tidy Bowl for that much flushage.

    • Jefrey Waylon Mann

      I haven’t made one yet

      • Kim Jong Un’s Axis Of Anal

        Same here. And doubt I will, simply because I have enough to balance online as is, and a pretty comprehensive Youtube channel already.

        • Jefrey Waylon Mann

          I don’t do anything with my youtube channel. I even forgot why I created.

  • Scrimm

    My best memory of Nevermore was seeing them live opening for in flames and while everyone was in line for the show Warrel Dane came out to go on their bus and tripped on the sidewalk and fell flat on his face.

    • Kim Jong Un’s Axis Of Anal

      Another one of his drinking escapades?

      • Scrimm

        Nah the sidewalk in front of that club was all fucked up. I actually tripped once at the same spot. One section is higher than the other, At least i didn’t do it in fron of a line of people though.

  • SeeYouatthePartyRichter

    In Memory + Planet of the Apes (1968) = Cure for Mono.

    • HAI!

      • SeeYouatthePartyRichter

        I published a study almost inarguably proving this, but, uh…

        …the only extant copy (handwritten) burned up in an oscillating space heater fire.

        • i like Mission to Mars featuring Arnold Schwarzfelder!

          • SeeYouatthePartyRichter

            I like drinking Arnold Palmers in questionable proximity to oscillating space heaters.

          • DoYouThinkHeSaurus

            You would.

  • Jointsalot

    Great article Moshoff. I miss Nevermore a bit. Was meant to see them live and the week before the gig was when Loomis parted ways. Always disappointed that I didn’t get my chance to see them.

  • Most importantly, THAT HAIR!

  • There are a few decent tracks on the debut, The Bauhaus cover on the EP is hilarious, Politics of Ecstasy and Dreaming Neon Black were great, the rest don’t worth shit.